Electa Rome Parks currently resides outside Atlanta, Georgia. After successfully self-publishing her debut novel, The Ties That Bind, New American Library, a division of Penguin Group, bought the rights. Electa signed a three-book deal with New American Library. All three books were immediately chosen as Black Expressions Book Club main selections and embraced as Books of the Month by book clubs across the country. Dubbed a "book club favorite," avid readers have embraced Electa's true to life, unforgettable characters that tackle prevalent and heavy hitting issues.
Since then Electa has become an award-winning, national bestselling author of several other mainstream (Loose Ends, Almost Doesn't Count, and When Baldwin Loved Brenden) and erotic (These Are My Confessions, Ladies' Night Out, Diary of a Stalker, True Confessions, The Stalker Chronicles, and Full Figured 6) novels with Penguin Group, HarperCollins and Kensington. Electa was highlighted in Literary Divas:The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature and has written articles for several on-line magazines. The self-proclaimed, Queen of Real, Electa has been a frequent guest on radio shows, has been nominated for many industry awards and has been interviewed by newspapers, AOL's Black Voices, Vibe Vixen, Upscale Magazine, Today's Black Woman, Rolling Out and Booking Matters, to name just a few.
With a BA degree in marketing and a minor in sociology, she is following her true passion and working on her next novel, The Roommate. Electa recently released two short stories, These Boots Were Made For Stalking and A New Dawn on amazon.com. She dreams of one day seeing her books adapted for the small or big screen. In the meantime, she is living her life like it's golden.
"A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing. It can change your life." - Tobias Wolff